Family:Whitney, Abijah (1754-1802)
Abijah5 Whitney (Daniel4, Henry3, John2, Henry1), son of Daniel4 and Thankful (Burt) Whitney, was born 10 or 11 Jul 1754, Warwick, NY, and died 24 May 1802, Warwick, NY.
He married 7 Aug 1777, Warwick, NY, Elizabeth Ellsworth, daughter of William and Sarah (Brower) Ellsworth. She was born 4 Jul 1761, Brooklyn, NY, and died 27 Feb 1829, New York, NY.
Phoenix says the following:
- Abijah Whitney, b. in Warwick, Orange Co., N.Y., 10 or 11 July 1754; a weaver and farmer; married, 7 Aug. 1777, in Warwick, Elizabeth Ellsworth, born in Brooklyn, N.Y., 4 July 1761, dau. of William and Sarah (Brower) Ellsworth. They settled in Warwick, where he was a deacon. He died in Warwick, 24 May 1802, and was buried there. She died, 27 Feb. 1829, in New York City, and was buried there, in a vault.
Abijah Whitney served in the Revolutionary War as a Private in Col. John Hathorn's 4th Regiment of Orange County Militia.
Children of Abijah5 and Elizabeth (Ellsworth) Whitney:
i. Daniel6 Whitney, b. 20 May 1778, Warwick, NY; m. Lydia Newbury. ii. John Whitney, b. 20 Jan 1780, Warwick, NY; m. Susanna Smith. iii. Jeremiah E. Whitney, b. 18 Mar 1782, Warwick, NY; m. Rachel King. iv. Mary Whitney, b. 10 Feb 1784, Warwick, NY; m. Nicholas Van Brunt; settled in Orange Co., NY, where they had several children; and moved to Michigan, not long after 1825. v. Charity Whitney, b. 24 Jun 1786, Warwick, NY; m. Jesse Randall. vi. Joel Whitney, b. 29 Nov 1788, Warwick, NY; m. Mary Ann Jennings. vii. Sarah Whitney, b. 17 Jan 1791, Warwick, NY; m.(1) John Ross; m.(2) Amos Dickinson. They moved to Michigan. viii. Abigail Whitney, b. 10 Jun 1793, Warwick, NY; m. ----- Donelly. ix. Morris Fought Whitney, b. 26 Oct 1796, Warwick, NY; m.(1) Bridget Jennings; m.(2) Keziah Jennings; m.(3) Annice Nichols. x. James B. Whitney, b. 15 Dec 1798, Warwick, NY; m. Elizabeth Luckey. xi. Abijah Ann Whitney, b. 3 Dec 1802, Florida, NY; m. Silas Aldridge Williams.
- 1790, Warwick, Orange Co., NY: Abijah Whitney, 1 male over 16, 4 males under 16, 3 females.
- 1800, Warwick, Orange Co., NY: Abijah Whitney, 1 male over 45, 1 male 16-25, 1 male 10-15, 2 males 0-9, 1 female 26-44, 1 female 16-25, 2 females 10-15, and 1 female 0-9.
- All data imported from Stephen Whitney Phoenix, The Whitney family of Connecticut, and its affiliations; being an attempt to trace the descendants, as well in the female as the male lines, of Henry Whitney, from 1649 to 1878; to which is prefixed some account of the Whitneys of England. (New York : Priv. Print. [Bradford Press] 1878), p. 63 and pp. 184-186.
1.^ Roberts, New York in the Revolution, pp. 161, 168. Also, Compiled Service Records of Soldiers Who Served in the American Army During the Revolutionary War, at FamilySearch.org. Also, Warwick and the Revolution.
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